When I say ‘darts’, a cool Paris bar probably isn’t the first thing you think of. For me, the word brought up memories of evenings in an English pub with friends and a few pints, gathered around a dartboard that looked vaguely like a slot machine. But those aren’t my only memories of playing darts anymore.
Les Petites Flèches (a synonym for fléchettes, the French word for darts) recently opened in the Oberkampf neighborhood, bringing a unique concept to the area’s lively bar scene.
This unusual Parisian bar offers a whole new take on darts, adding interactive and multimedia dimensions to the game so that everyone has fun, regardless of how well they throw.
Reserve your target in advance online on the Les Petites Flèches website to book a private dart lane for your group for one hour or more. That way, you won’t have to wait or worry about finding a free lane when you go.
To make the most of your playing time, I recommend meeting up with your friends a bit before you’re scheduled to start throwing darts. Make your rendez-vous fifteen minutes earlier so you can catch up with your friends and grab a drink at the bar before playing.
The high-tech dartboards are equipped with image recognition cameras for live scoring, an intuitive game interface which makes it quick to learn for all levels, a replay feature to relive your party’s highlights, and amusing animations to celebrate the best throws and lightly mock the worst misses. Most importantly, they make it easy to keep score.
As soon as your party’s time starts, you’re fully engrossed in the game. A few tables and chairs arranged around the dart lane give you a place to put down your glass or enjoy a generous plates of tapas prepared for you by the bar’s friendly staff.
Whether you come to have a good time with friends, to improve your throwing skills—the darts masters on hand are happy to give you their professional advice—, or to entertain a group of colleagues, you’re sure to hit the bull’s eye with a night at Les Petites Flèches!
After a few matches of darts, why not keep the sports soirée going? Challenge your friends to a game of ping-pong in Paris at the nearby Gossima Ping-Pong Bar.